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Energize Denver

Energy Efficiency in Buildings


Improving building energy efficiency will help protect Denver’s quality of life and strengthen the economy. Investing an estimated $340 million in improving building energy efficiency could result in 4,000 local jobs and $1.3 billion in energy savings over 10 years. The energy used in large buildings results in 51 percent of Denver’s harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

Energy use has been cut 0.8 percent by the 1,113 buildings that have reported since 2016. Energize Denver aims to meet Denver’s 80x50 Climate Action Plan goals that buildings use 30% less energy by 2030, use 50% less energy by 2050, have 50% less thermal heating emissions by 2040, and that all new buildings are net-zero energy by 2035.

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Requires owners of buildings over 25,000 square feet to annually measure and report energy performance. 

Check out the energy performance ratings of buildings across Denver, similar to MPG ratings for cars or nutrition labels on food.

Learn how to improve your building's energy efficiency and explore technical resources and financing options to help you get there. 


Sign-up now so your energy efficiency projects count for compliance with Denver’s Green Building Policy next time your need to replace your roof.

Learn more about Denver's goal for all new buildings to achieve net-zero energy by 2035.

Tools, training, & recognition to align tenant and landlord interests to achieve high performance, healthy, energy-efficient buildings.


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